Creating a New Application
AribaWeb includes new project templates that make getting started
with your first application quite easy.
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Before Getting Started
Open a shell window (e.g. Windows cygwin/MKS window, or MacOS X / Linux Terminal)
Make sure that you have the bin directory of you aribaweb installation in your PATH.
e.g. if you unpacked AW in your home directory:
Let's say we want to create a simple, one page, "guest book" sample.
First, change your current working directory to where you'd like to put your new project.
Now we'll run the AW create-project command to create our project from a template
At the prompts, choose the "Basic Widgets Application" and enter
reasonable values for the application name ("GuestBook") and source code
Please choose a template from among the following:
 Basic AribaWeb/Widgets Application
A starter template for a basic (non-database)
AribaWeb application that uses the Widgets library.
Enter name/path for your project (directory) [MyApp]:
Java package to use for your AW components/pages [app]:
cd into your new project and run it
aw ant launch
The browser will automatically open and connect to your app.
Take a look at the source code in your IDE / Text editor of choice.
app/Main.awl is the AW template for the main page
app/Main.java is the corresponding component definition
build.xml is your build files. Note that it includes a parent build file from
your AW installation (the AW_HOME environment varaible is being set for you by
the "aw" command that you used to run Ant
Try out modifications to the files
- add some basic HTML to the .awl file and refresh the page in your browser